JUNE 2012

Summer Ministry and Fellowship

Wednesday Night Church Bible Study:  This Wednesday will be our first study in the Gospel of John.  We will meet at the Church on a weekly basis from 7:00 to 8:30.  Gospel of John workbooks will provide you with an opportunity to prepare for each lesson which will be led by Cal and Kevin who will be team teaching.

Wednesday Night Church Prayer:  The time of our Wednesday night prayer will shift from 7:00 to 6:00 pm so that we can attend the Gospel of John Bible Study. We will be meeting in my office.  Please join us even if you have not been coming to these important mid-week prayer hours.   

Sunday Night Potluck and Prayer Night:  We will share dinner together about once a month in the Church sanctuary.  After dinner, we will then have a special prayer time for the entire Church family.  Your kids are encouraged to join us.  The time of prayer will be segmented with Scripture reading and perhaps praise songs as we transition from one area of prayer to another:  ie from praise to petition for our missionaries, from prayer for individual needs to intercession for various ministries in our Church, and so on.  We will also be meeting this summer potluck and prayer on Sunday nights, July 22nd and August 19th.

Baptism:  Five to seven believers will be baptized in the Tovalin’s backyard on Sunday, afternoon, June 24th, at 3 pm.  The ceremony will be marked by a brief overview of the importance of baptism, corporate prayer and singing, and the testimonies of who will be baptized.  Please pray for this blessed and important worship service.  I urge you to invite unsaved family members and friends to this ceremony because the power of salvation will be vividly on display.

Men’s Prayer Breakfast:  Our quarterly Men’s Prayer breakfast will take place on Saturday, June 30, at the Shelly’s home.  This is always a special time for the men and older boys of Community Church as we gather for singing, prayer, a devotional and great fellowship.

July 4th Picnic:  We will again meet at Ballard School for recreation, fellowship, dinner, corporate praise and prayer, and dessert together.  Last year was a very blessed time for our Church family, and was very well attended.  After the picnic, you are invited to join us as we hike up on the hill behind the Shelly’s home to watch the fireworks from under the moon, stars and amongst the oak trees.

Visit from the Kleis Family:  Jonathan and Noella Kleis and their children will be with us for both the morning and evening services on July 8th.  Jonathan will be preaching that Sunday morning, and in the evening our Church family will meet with the Kleis family for a ministry report and time of corporate prayer for their church planting ministry in Northern Italy.

Visit from the Gilsons:  Andrew and Rachel Gilson will be in Church on Sunday morning, August 5th, when they will report on their mission’s trip to the Middle East, and their evangelism/discipleship ministry to the college students at Yale University. Please pray for the Gilsons who are ministering in an Islamic country over the next several weeks on the college campuses.  Praise God that the Gilsons are now fully funded for their campus evangelism ministry with CRU – [Campus Crusade for Christ].

August Picnic:  We will be enjoying lunch, fellowship and recreation together as a Church family on Sunday afternoon, August 12.  The location has yet to be determined.

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Community Church of the Santa Ynez Valley
240 E. Highway 246
Buellton, CA 93427